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Agua Fresca


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Agua Fresca

Delicious and refreshing with just a hint of lime, this easy classic adds panache to any occasion.


  • Prep Time : 15 min min
  • Ready Time : 15 min


6 to 8 servings


  • 8 cups cubed seeded watermelon (about 6 pounds with the rind), divided
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 liter (4 cups) club soda or seltzer water, well chilled
  • Lime slices for garnish


  1. Combine half the watermelon, half the water and half the sugar in a blender; puree.
  2. Pour through a coarse strainer into a large container. Repeat with the remaining watermelon, water and sugar.
  3. Stir in lime juice. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours.
  4. To serve, stir in club soda (or seltzer) and garnish with lime.

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